Thursday, July 19, 2012

Meet my garden!

I know I mentioned an outfit post today, but yesterday I was a hot mess running around at work and then hustling to Brookhaven in miserable traffic for bible study, so needless to say it didn't get done. And this morning Nick's new Xterra wouldn't start. So that's where we're at right now. Instead, I thought it would be fun to share my little garden with y'all!

When I was apartment hunting about this time last year, one of the major selling points for the apartment I chose was it's adorable little garden area. Read: Little plot of dirt, and large-ish patio area surrounded but a lattice fence and gate. When I first moved in, the aforementioned little plot of dirt was covered, and I mean COVERED, with stones. Not just normal rocks, but those little colored beads that you'd see in a diner's table vases with a faux flower stuck in em. We raked and dumped about two buckets of those bead/rock things before we found the Georgia clay.

I loooove to garden and play outside and reap the fruits of my labors, if you will. So in the past year that little plot of dirt and my L-shaped patio area have turned into my little happy place. Growing in the garden is...

- Foxglove
- Gardenias
- Coleus
- Purple Coneflowers
- Blackberries
- Jasmine
- Dahlias
- Lilies
- Hydrangeas
- Mint
- Basil
- Rosemary
- Cowhorn Peppers
- Banana Peppers
- Jalapenos
- & a few flowers that I don't know the name to. Whoops.

Next year I plan to grow some tomatoes, sweet potatoes and okra, among others.

Above is my little plot of dirt. And below are some close-ups of all my favorite things in the garden.

Now I just need a couple Adirondack chairs and a cold adult beverage to make this even more perfect. (Right now I'm using folding camping chairs. Whatever works, right!?)

Hope y'all are having a wonderful Thursday! We're so close to Friday!


Anna Brain said...

Oh wow! Soooooooo beautiful!! :)

Caitlin C. said...

You have a lot of variety in your lil garden! It looks wonderful!!

Taylor {CoverGirl + Converse} said...

So beautiful! I love gardening. :)
Totally adore your blog, girl. Such a cute name/description, I love it all! Proud to be your newest follower! :)
CoverGirl + Converse

Fash Boulevard said...

oh my goodness, looks amazing. Fabulous post, love! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post for Lauren Conrad. xo

Miss Southern Prep said...

So beautiful!